Life Day 23723: Swim a Lap Day

June 24, 2012 at 9:59 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning aqua-maniacs. Today is Sunday, June 24, 2012. It is Swim a Lap Day. Summer is here, and so is the need to get relief from the heat. Can you think of a better way to cool off than to go for a swim. Besides, swimming is great exercise, and a lot of fun. If you are a member of the 1%, take a few laps in your own pool. If you are a member of the 99%, take your family to a community swimming pool in your area, or buddy up to one of your 1% friends. Heck, pack a picnic lunch to take along, just remember to wait half an hour after you eat before you resume swimming.

On this date in 1844, Charles Goodyear received patent #3,633 for his vulcanized rubber process. Although he is credited with its invention, modern evidence has proven that Mesoamericans used stabilized rubber for balls and other objects as early as 1600 BC.
On this date in 1896, Booker T. Washington became the first African-American to receive an MA degree from Howard University. On this date in 1922, the American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League (NFL). On this date in 1948, the Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade. And on this date in 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision (Nixon v. Fitzgerald) that no President could be sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the United States.

If you were born on this date, you share your birthday with the following illustrious individuals: Jack Dempsey (1895), Al Molinaro (1919), Billy Casper (1931), Michelle Lee (1942), Mick (Fleetwood Mac) Fleetwood (1942), Jeff (the Yardbirds) Beck (1944), Colin (the Zombies) Blunstone (1945), John (Dire Straits) Illsley (1949), Nancy Allen (1950), and Sherry (E.R.) Springfield (1967).

There is also a food-related holiday today, which is National Pralines Day. It looks like I might have to pay a visit to “ye olde ice cream parlor” and pick up a pint of Pralines and Cream Ice Cream for dessert tonight.

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